Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight: Kichijoji

Tokyo is an interesting place. Any neighborhood you visit feels like its own private realm, with its own architecture, fashion, types of shops and cafes, and people. One of my favorite places to walk around in Tokyo is Kichijoji – just next to Mitaka which is known for the Ghibli Museum. Ride a Swan BoatContinue reading “Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight: Kichijoji”

Taking an Airplane with a Baby

I first decided to fly back to New York to visit my family and plan my upcoming wedding there when my son was only about six months old. When I checked for people’s experiences online about flying with children, most of them seemed oddly confident about it, and assured me that 6 months old isContinue reading “Taking an Airplane with a Baby”

Tokyo’s Lucky Cat Temple: Gotokuji

Tokyo has a lot of famous temples and shrines. Sensoji in Asakusa, with it’s lively shopping street, or Meiji Jingu, neighboring lively Harajuku. These are all great places to visit but personally, especially after living here for a while, I like to visit smaller places with unique characteristics. Gotokuji Temple, also known as the luckyContinue reading “Tokyo’s Lucky Cat Temple: Gotokuji”

Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus

…Is not so different from usual Tokyo. I had to take the train to a doctor’s visit today and was surprised to find it more crowded than usual for off-peak. We weren’t completely sardines, but we were standing closer than we should be during a pandemic. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere however,Continue reading “Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus”

Sakura in the Snow: Photographs of Tokyo

When it comes to weather in central Japan my experience has always been that once March arrives, so does spring. Days quickly grow warmer and sunnier, flowers begin blooming, and everyone starts keeping an eye on the Sakura to see when they should schedule their Hanami, or picnic, with their friends. This year has beenContinue reading “Sakura in the Snow: Photographs of Tokyo”

Who is Tokyo Dreamlife?

Hello all! Tokyo Dreamlife is a passion project of mine. I have been living in Japan for over five years, but only moved to Tokyo a year ago. I’m obsessed with this city (and I’m a jaded New Yorker, so that’s saying a lot) so I hope to share travel tips, photography, and current eventsContinue reading “Who is Tokyo Dreamlife?”